Dear Golf GameBook Members, The wonderful golf season 2018 is coming to an end and we hope you have enjoyed your rounds with Golf GameBook. In 2019 we want to take your golf experience to the next level and our tech team is working hard on new features. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays,…
In a city where shopping only comes second to breathing, this dazzling, modern desert city has a host of beautiful golf courses to play. Consistently, and deservedly, crowned as the most visited city in the Middle East, and landing sixth in the latest global ranking of top tourist destinations, Dubai is a must for the…
GameBook already has over 100 Ambassadors around the world actively golfing and spreading the word about the app. We’ve introduced some of our Ambassaors to you and this time we’re interviewing Jason from USA. When did you begin golf? I was 14 when I first played golf. Like most teenagers, I did not have any…
It’s once again time for us to travel together and discover a new Bucket List somewhere in the world. This time we are heading to Singapore and some of the islands in Indonesia and Malaysia. So if you’re thinking about a trip to Singapore you can also plan a weekend golf trip 😉 And who would…
With approximately 35,000 golf courses around the globe, there’s an abundance of options available for your next golfing adventure. Golf GameBook allows you to build a bucket list of courses you would like to visit one day. Our hole-by-hole aerial map views give you a great overview of the overall course layout and your course…
WE HAVE GREAT NEWS FOR YOU! Golf GameBook introduces new premium features that allow you to see more detailed statistics on your rounds, play private games and experience the app in new and innovative ways. The new GOLD Membership has been developed based on your feedback to deliver an even more enhanced golf experience both…
On September 4th, we hosted the GameBook Invitational 2017 at Linna Golf. The course was in magnificent shape as usual; the greens were rolling fast and the fairways were in excellent condition. We organized the event together with Mercedes-Benz Finland, Telia and Ilta-Sanomat. GameBook wants to truly thank our partners and event participants for making…
This time we’re introducing you to #GBambassador Jussi from Finland. He’s really into photography and filming, so the content on his social media channels is pretty cool. Jussi’s been a GameBook user since 2013. Let’s find out a little more about him… When did you begin golf? Originally I got my green card when I…
The second Mercedes Benz Family Golf was organized at Kullo Golf on August 7th. The event is an invitational event for junior golfers together with their parents, grandparents or godparents. A total of 25 pairs participated in this year’s event. The game format of the event is scramble for the front nine and greensome for…
We are excited to introduce you to one of our Finnish Ambassadors, Miro. He has played an impressive amount of rounds with GameBook, 709 to be exact. Miro started to golf when he was 11 years old. He had to stop playing golf for about 6 years because he solely focused on handball at the time. However,…
In this blog Golf GameBook’s staff will discuss the app and Golf related topics – all for the sport we love.
We believe every golfer deserves a gallery to share experiences with other golfers and a diary to store their precious golf memories. That’s what GameBook is all about.
Golf GameBook app is like a clubhouse in your pocket. We offer you the most effective and social way to keep score in golf allowing you to connect with other golfers and share live results, comments, photos and videos – no matter where you are, on and off the golf course.
The Future of Golf blog and the pictures are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
We are excited to introduce you to one of our Finnish Ambassadors, Miro. He has played an impressive amount of rounds with GameBook, 709 to be exact. Miro started to golf when he was 11 years old. He had to stop playing golf for about 6 years because he solely focused on handball at the time. However, he started golf again in 2010 and he’s been a GameBook user since then.
My parents inspired me to begin golf. They actually got exhausted of having me around in the summer time… So, they sent me to a golf camp that was near our summer cottage.
Miro still remembers that they didn’t have any lefties clubs at the summer golf camp so he had to start playing from the right side. However, he started to putt from the left side. So it must have looked a bit funny.
The main goal in the first rounds was not so much where the ball would end up, but rather how far we could hit the ball. As a kid, golf was a nice way for me to spend time during the summer.
Miro had a 6 year break from golf when he was solely focusing on handball but then came the injuries. At that time he had to stop playing handball and he suddenly had a lot of time in the summer, so he started golf again and got really addicted to it.
Miro at Linna Golf, Finland.
When I started to golf again after the short pause, I was instantly addicted to golf. It’s one of the best ways to spend multiple hours outside enjoying good company.
In addition to golf, handball is Miro’s passion. He’s an international handball referee. So during the winter, he referees Finnish handball games and some games abroad as well. In the summer time, Miro has time to enjoy golf. Due to the refereeing, he keeps in shape by running, cycling and swimming.
Miro is an international handball referee.
Miro’s favorite feature on GameBook is the social part of GameBook.
It’s fun to see where my friends are playing and to be able to comment their rounds. I also like to use GameBook for multirounds and multiple groups games. It’s a blast to be able to track the scoring of each player in real time.
He mostly golfs with a couple of his friends, but if it’s a jump start, he doesn’t mind playing in a group with people that he doesn’t know yet. He says that then there’s a great opportunity to show GameBook to new users and get them hooked on it as well.
If Miro could choose any three people in the world to golf with, he would select Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy and Bill Murray. Miro’s idols in golf are Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. His all-time favorite golf course is Yas Links in Abu Dhabi. So what courses are on Miro’s bucket list?
So many, but to mention a few: Old Course, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Augusta. Some are more realistic than others.. 😀
Miro has an interesting set of clubs, as they’re all extinct. All but one is from Nike. He has a Vapor flex driver, 3 wood Nike Vapor Pro, the Hybrid is Adams golf, irons are Nike Pro-Combo and Pros and wedges are Nike Engage. His putter is his absolute favorite club in his bag and it’s the Rory edition Method prototype 006.
Miro has a fun story to share with us from his golf experiences.
It was a couple of years ago when my driving was so bad that I couldn’t even play a round. I was playing with my friend and he shoots from the left side so I told him to give me the driver, because it can’t be worse than what I’m now doing.
Miro tested his lefty driver for a couple of holes so that he flipped the driver and hit it still from right as normal. He was so happy that the balls were in play, so after the round he went to the nearest golf store and bought himself a lefty driver.
The next round I used it on my home course every chance I had and shot under par, 71. It’s still the only round that I have under par and it’s with a lefties driver. And I just can’t stop laughing about this matter! 😀
Miro made a hole-in-one last year with a 9-iron on the Forest course at Pickala Golf.
Miro’s dream is to shoot sub 70 on a round… and he adds that he does not mean a minigolf course 😉